Title IX

Kansas City Kansas Community College is committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the campus community, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, trustees or visitors. This policy prohibits all forms of sexual or gender-based harassment and sexual assault.

Title IX, regulated by the Office of Civil Rights, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. All schools who receive any federal financial assistance must comply with Title IX.

Statistics

  • 60% of campus rapes occur in the residence of the victim.
  • 90% of college women who are victims of rape knew their attacker (classmate, friend, boyfriend, ex-boyfriend, other acquaintance)
  • 75% of sexual assaults involve alcohol (offender, victim, or both had been drinking).
  • 1 out of 4 college women will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate.
  • Bystander intervention is the most effective method to reduce sexual assaults.

Reporting is the First Step

Gender-based misconduct can be reported to any member of the campus community because all college. All employees receive training on proper reporting procedures, and provide accurate information to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator. However, it is the Complainant’s choice whether or not to make a formal grievance in writing.

Any person alleged to be in violation of this policy is presumed not responsible for the alleged conduct until a determination regarding responsibility is made at the conclusion of the grievance process.

Confidential Reporting 

Women and Gender Advocacy Center
RM 3371 - Jewell Student Center

Student Health Services
Rm 3363 – Jewell Student Center

Supportive and Interim Measures

Whether or not the Complainant makes a formal grievance, the College will provide supportive measures that include, but are not limited to changes to housing or work circumstances, academic accommodations, counseling, health and mental health services, disability services. 

Interim Measures of emergency removal or administrative leave will only be administered if a person poses a threat to another person on Campus as deemed by the Threat Assessment Team.

Although the College cannot protect individuals at off-campus locations, the college will make sure the involved parties are aware of legal options by working with local law enforcement. 

Due Process

All parties are entitled to due process, which includes:

  • concurrent notifications throughout process
  • advisor of choice
  • mutually agreed mediation (not available of Respondent is an employee)
  • investigation by trained investigators
  • review and copies of relevant evidence
  • live hearing, represented by advisor
  • appeal of outcome

Outcome

Based on the information gathered in the initial Title IX assessment, and/or full investigation, and mediation or live hearing, the College will take appropriate measures designed to end the misconduct, prevent its recurrence and address its effects.  Both parties must be notified in writing of the outcome of the complaint.

Title IX Team

Barbara Clark-Evans, College Title IX Coordinator
Director of the Intercultural Center  
7250 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66112  
bclark@kckcc.edu
913-288-7504
D.Stafford and Associates: 2020 Title IX Regulations Training | June 11-12, 2020

Sean Burkett, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Employee Relations Business Partner 
7250 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66112  
sburkett@kckcc.edu
913-288-7269
atIXa Title IX Coordinator and Adminstrator Level One Training

Shawn Derritt, Ed.D.
Dean of Student Services
sderritt@kckcc.edu 
atIXa Title IX Hearing Officer Training | July 28-29, 2020

Jennifer Gieschen
Coordinator of Women & Gender Advocacy
gieschen@kckcc.edu

As the Confidential Advocate, I

  • Earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas  
  • Earned 15 additional graduate hours in Counseling Psychology beyond the degree
  • Approved as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
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